Who Would Win If Twitter Handed Out The Emmy Awards?

By: 09.22.13  •  14 Comments


I don’t fully understand how media research firm Fizziology came up with these tabulations, but I’m willing to trust science in this case because, for the most part, science agrees with me, at least when it comes to the drama categories. Going through millions of tweets, Fizzology determined who Twitter would want to win the Emmy Awards, which air tonight (stop by for our live discussion, both before and after the ceremony). Basically, Twitter loves Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones, and when it comes to Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, it’s not even a contest (in fact, Twitter favors Cranston over Mad Men’s Jon Hamm 83 percent to seven percent, and Aaron Paul would also win in an even bigger blowout over Peter Dinklage

Check out the full results below.


Lead actress:
Social winner: Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel (76%)
Social runner-up: Claire Danes, Homeland (6%)

Lead actor:
Social winner: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (83%)
Social runner-up: Jon Hamm, Mad Men (7%)

Supporting actress:
Social winner: Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (85%)
Social runner-up: Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones” (10%)

Supporting actor:
Social winner: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (93%)
Social runner-up: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (2%)

Best drama:
Social winner: Game of Thrones (24%)
Social runner-up: Breaking Bad (23%)
Second runner-up: House of Cards (16%)


Lead actress:
Social winner: Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (38%)
Social runner-up: Lena Dunham, Girls (22%)

Lead actor:
Social winner: Louis C.K., Louie (71%)
Social runner-up: Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (14%)

Supporting actress:
Social winner: Julie Bowen, Modern Family (75%)
Social runner-up: Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (14%)

Supporting actor:
Social winner: Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live (36%)
Social runner-up: Ty Burrell, Modern Family (23%)

Best comedy:
Social winner: The Big Bang Theory (35%)
Social runner-up: 30 Rock (32%)


Lead actress:
Social winner: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story (70%)
Social runner-up: Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake (28%)

Lead actor:
Social winner: Benedict Cumberbatch, Parade’s End (64%)
Social runner-up: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra (27%)

Supporting actress:
Social winner: Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story (92%)

Supporting actor:
Social winner: Scott Bakula, Behind the Candelabra (96%)

Best miniseries or movie:
Social winner: American Horror Story: Asylum (73%)
Social runner-up: Top of the Lake (20%)

I can’t really speak to Farmiga, because I got bored with Bates Motel after three episodes, but Twitter is otherwise on the nose when it comes to the drama categories (and the dead heat between GoT and Breaking Bad makes sense because the Red Wedding season is competing against last season of Breaking Bad). The comedy category is a little muddled, but then again, the choices aren’t as good. I’d have also like to have seen Top of the Lake fare better than American Horror Story, but the fact the little seen IFC series is even in contention is encouraging.

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards air tonight at 8 p.m. EST.

(Source: L.A. Times)

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